Melissa and I ran out to get a few things this evening. That and I was really excited to try out the new car in the snow, haha. AWD didn’t disappoint, gonna be like a mountain goat when I get my studs on next week.
There were several cars off the road including this person, the last of five cars side-by-each on Columbus Dr. Melissa tried to get a pic of all the cars as I drove past but was only able to grab the last one. I’m cool with that as I like this picture, thanks Melissa!
I am pleased with the video of this week! Some fun clips, a fun song, and overall good flow of the video. Some highlights from the week included being on the NTV news, drunk times on gin, and getting all ready for Christmas. I know it is early for that, but it makes the missus happy, thus it makes me happy. Don’t know how the next couple weeks will go, hopefully good footage will keep rolling in. Until next week!
Today was a gorgeous day. It was sunny, warm, just a breeze, more than you could ever hope for in the last week of November. Melissa and I took Bigg-E to the dog park around 11am. We had a great day sharing stories and Meghan cooked a wicked turkey like the way Mom used to. I only had a bit of turkey, carrots, and turnip. No gravy, no dressing, no cranberry sauce, and no amazing chocolate dessert for me, but it was still great! Thanks Meghan!
A lot can happen in a year. People say things get better with time. But it’s not a matter of getting better, things are just different. Not better or worse, just different. I love and miss you Mom.
A year ago today Mom spoke to me for the last time. She made up her mind to move into palliative care after becoming increasingly sick, a decision that never came lightly. While getting ready to go to palliative care Mom was exhausted, she looked at us and said she was dying. We didn’t realise it at the time but it wasn’t just a figure of speech. Looking back, she was very sincere about it.
By the time Mom was ready to go she was too wiped out to walk down the stairs and get in the car herself, an ambulance brought her instead. She was very comfortable when she arrived in the palliative care unit at the Miller Centre. The nurses and doctors were incredible. We were all there chilling out with her. We all expected that she would spend a couple of days resting up and recharging and be back home in less than a week. We didn’t really understand how sick she was in the end, she was very strong despite being so very weak.
I went home around 11:30 that night and went back the next morning around 10:30. It was at that time that the nurses told me that Mom was not responsive. We held out hope that she would wake up at some point in the day but that would never happen. Mom stayed alive until everyone got home and we were all around her bed. Her eyes opened up around midnight, just after Melissa and I got back from taking Bigg-E out and getting snacks for everyone, we figured we were going to be in for a long night. When her eyes opened she seemed alert, like she knew we were all there. She struggled breathing for a second and then passed peacefully.
Tomorrow might be a difficult day, but it’s mostly going to be a day full of stories and laughter.